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Introduction to assessment for healthcare professions education

28 April 2020 @ 09:00 - 1 May 2020 @ 17:00


Date: April 28 – May 1, 2020

Location: Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Course leaders: Prof. dr. Cees van der Vleuten, Dr. Carlos F. Collares & Prof. Adrian Freeman

Target group: Beginners and intermediate level



The objective of this training is to provide a comprehensive panorama of theoretical and practical aspects of assessment in healthcare professions education for teachers who have a beginner or intermediate level of knowledge and experience in the field.

The course focuses on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to assessment as it was designed to cover the entire Miller’s pyramid model of competence, from cognitive assessment (e.g. progress testing), passing through the assessment of skills (e.g. OSCEs), up to the behavioral and attitudinal aspects targeted in workplace-based assessment. To wrap up, the course also explains how programmatic assessment can be used as a strategy to maximize the impact of assessment on learning.

Topics that will be covered during this training:

Validity Reliability
Programmatic assessment Blueprinting
Item writing Standard setting
Angoff Progress Testing
OSCEs Rating scales
Generalizability Item response theory
Rasch model Workplace-based assessment
Mini-Cex Portfolio assessment


Price: € 1000,-, including four days training by experts, coffee/tea/drinks during the day, lunch, and a dinner during one of the evenings.

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Read here a few testimonials from participants of this training in 2018



28 April 2020 @ 09:00
1 May 2020 @ 17:00


Maastricht University
Universiteitssingel 60
Maastricht, Netherlands
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Introduction to Assessment four-day course 2020€1,000.00